Climate change affecting vital winter roads for First Nations: leaders

OTTAWA — Wonky weather conditions are prompting aboriginal leaders to raise concerns about the impact of climate change on winter roads, which serve as lifelines for food, fuel and other necessities in several northern communities.

Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, says winter roads in the province are integral to a number of remote reserves that bank on the network to help offset costs of moving goods by air.

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